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West Virginia to allow limited number of fans at home games

Jan. 23, 2021 2:46 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will allow a limited number of fans to a men's basketball game for the first time this season when the Mountaineers host Florida on Jan. 30. West Virginia will limit attendance to 1,000 fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Priority will be given to families and...

WVa students honored for multicultural, anti-racist projects

Jan. 23, 2021 9:00 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Several Berkeley County students were recognized during the board of education’s recent meeting, each being presented to the board for their efforts in multicultural projects. Sophie Carpenter, a seventh-grader at Mountain Ridge Middle, was the first to be honored,...

Jim Justice inaugurated to second term as WVa governor

Jan. 22, 2021 4:58 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was sworn in to a second and final term Friday. Justice said in a 20-minute speech that “West Virginia is really on the move" despite challenges wrought by the pandemic and a population that has declined for eight straight years. The...

1 of 2 injured in West Virginia blaze has died

Jan. 22, 2021 10:06 AM EST

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — One of two people injured in a residential blaze in West Virginia has died, officials said. A woman who suffered severe burns in the fire Thursday morning later died from her injuries, Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant told news outlets. A man injured in the blaze...

Police: 1 person dead in car fire in West Virginia

Jan. 22, 2021 9:48 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — One person died Friday morning in a car fire at a West Virginia convenience store, police said. The car caught fire at a downtown Clarksburg Go Mart as the person was pumping gas, Police Chief Mark Kiddy told The Exponent Telegram. Firefighters and other emergency crews responded...

Sheriff: Woman upset over husband's absence kills kids, self

Jan. 21, 2021 6:48 PM EST

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) — Five children found dead after a West Virginia house fire late last year were shot to death by their mother, who then took her own life, authorities said Thursday. Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan revealed details of the shootings and fire last Dec. 8 at a news conference. He...

WVa teachers unions challenge in-person education mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 6:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s two largest teachers union are asking judges to halt or slow down the governor’s push to reopen more classrooms during the pandemic. The West Virginia Education Association is seeking a temporary halt to the State Board of Education’s mandate...

Ex-City council candidate in WVa pleads to election fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 12:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former city council candidate in West Virginia has been placed on two years' probation after admitting to falsifying signatures on a nomination petition. Timothy Aaron Metz, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday in Monongalia County Circuit Court to one count of falsely filing a...

West Virginia agency approves Frontier restructuring plan

Jan. 21, 2021 11:58 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have approved a plan by Frontier Communications to emerge from bankruptcy. The West Virginia Public Service Commission issued orders last week that accepted the reorganization plan, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported. The plan includes promises to...

New West Virginia environmental secretary appointed

Jan. 21, 2021 4:13 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Harold Ward as the state's new environmental secretary on Wednesday. The Department of Environmental Protection is in charge of regulating everything from air and water quality to overseeing abandoned mine lands. Ward was most recently...